Former head of Richland home for juvenile felons pleads guilty

The former acting administrator at a home for juvenile offenders in Richland pleaded guilty to a felony and gross misdemeanor after having sexual contact with an 18-year-old felon housed at state’s Twin Rivers Community Facility. Mindi M. Stoker, 39, of Pasco, will not have to register as a sex offender because the felony is not a sex crime.

Lunchbox shortcuts that will make your life easier

With school starting, you have the next nine months or so to figure out the best way to game lunch for yourself and your kids. It isn’t even just for kids. Adults probably carry lunch even more often than kids do. Given the time, cost and calories of the lunch options near most workplaces, packing your own is often your best choice.

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First day of school at Desert Hills Middle School

Students at Desert Hills Middle School in Kennewick celebrated not only the first day of school but a new building Tuesday morning. Over 800 students started their school year at the new 110,400 square foot building on Clodfelter Road.
Sarah Gordon Tri-City Herald
First day of school at Desert Hills Middle School 1:23

First day of school at Desert Hills Middle School

Car pushed under concrete truck in chain wreck on Highway 240 in Richland 0:34

Car pushed under concrete truck in chain wreck on Highway 240 in Richland

Panthers coach Ron Rivera caught off guard by military jet flyover 0:32

Panthers coach Ron Rivera caught off guard by military jet flyover

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman on Colin Kaepernick's stance, society 4:50

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman on Colin Kaepernick's stance, society